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NSIS co-hosts a talk by the 2017 recipient of the A.G. Huntsman Medal for Excellence in Marine Sciences

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science is pleased to be co-hosting the lecture by Dalhousie Professor Jeffrey Hutchings, the 2017 recipient of the A.G. Huntsman Medal for Excellence in Marine Sciences. The NSIS is co-hosting this lecture with the Ocean Frontier Institute.The event will be held on Wednesday, 29 November the Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion …

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NSIS Public Lecture – December 2017

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science invites you to attend our public lecture on Monday, 4th December at 7:30pm at Acadia University, Wolfville, in the KC Irving Centre Auditorium. Please note the location of this public lecture.   A “clear cut” Perspective About “science-based” Forest Management in NS Dr. Donna Crossland, Forest Ecologist, Resource Conservation …

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NSIS Public Lectures: 2017-2018

NSIS is pleased to provide you with information on its 2017-2018 Lecture Series that provides details about the organization and this year’s lecture series. A flyer is also available and it summaries the 2017-2018 lecture series. This lecture series is one of the Institute’s primary means of highlighting the great work of scientists across the …

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NSIS Membership

NSIS invites anyone interested in science to become a member of the Institute. The benefits of joining the institute are described on our Membership Page. For further information, please contact us at the Institute’s email address: If you wish to join, please fill out and print the membership form, then mail it together with …

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Proceedings of the NSIS – complimentary overstock copies

As Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation, the Nova Scotian Institute of Science reflects on the many achievements of past and present Nova Scotian and Canadian scientists. Since the nineteenth century, NSIS has published research of regional interest in its journal, the Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science. Back issues of the journal …

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March 2017 issue of the NSIS journal

The latest Issue of the Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science (PNSIS), Volume 49(1) March 2017, is now available. Print copies have been distributed to NSIS members at the public lecture on April 2017. The journal is also available in a digital version to members. Please visit our Publications web-page for more details.

NSIS Public Lecture – 3 April 2017

Date: Monday, 3 April at 7:30pm Location: Museum of Natural History, Halifax Speaker: Dr. Shashi Gujar Departments of Pathology Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University Quality and System Performance, IWK Health Centre Title: Cancer Immunotherapy: Using Viruses to Treat Cancers Abstract: When we think about viruses, we usually think about infections and diseases. However, not all …

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Honorary Membership Awarded to Dr. Mary Anne White


We are extremely pleased to make Dr. Mary Anne White an Honorary Member of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science in recognition of her conspicuous service to the advancement of science in Nova Scotia, including being made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. White presently holds the distinguished title of University Research Professor …

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NSIS Public Lecture – December

Date: December 5, 2016 Time: 7:30 PM Location: Auditorium, Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., Halifax NS Molecular Clocks: Using DNA to Infer Evolution Speaker: Dr. John Archibald Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University Canadian Institute for Advanced Research The science of DNA has revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. From …

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Public Lecture by the 2016 A. G. Huntsman Award Recipient

The NSIS is pleased to participate in the public lecture by the 2016 A. G. Huntsman Award recipient, Dr. Benjamin Halpern. Dr. Halpern is from the University of California, Santa Barbara. We invite you to attend the event and details are provided below and in the attached flyer. Causes & Consequences of Changes in Global …

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